Board of Directors
The New Road Project
Anna Rose Carrigan, MSW
Founder, Executive Director
Anna Rose founded The New Road Project after her own family became trapped in the child protection system, and learned first-hand of the existing issues that permeate it. She has worked with children and families as a licensed clinical social worker, has a background in community organizing, and besides her Masters in Social Work has degrees in Animal Science, Community Leadership, and Politics and Society. Anna currently works in Public Health. She believes strongly that NH deserves a child protection system that strengthens families and communities rather than leaving them more vulnerable, and that everyone has a part to play in speaking truth to power and creating change. Anna has spent much of her life engaged in advocacy work, and is committed to bringing her passion and experience to this cause.
Colleen Taylor, ARNP, FNP-C
Colleen has worked throughout her life to elevate the voices of those in marginalized communities. As a nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock she works passionately to improve the health and well-being of both her patients and community. In the past, Colleen has worked as a nurse practitioner in out-patient psychiatric services, and has a long history of working in pediatrics and psychiatry as a registered nurse since 2010. This experience has lead her to have a greater understanding of the needs of NH’s children and families, which she brings to The New Road Project. Colleen completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2015. Colleen is also a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Rep. Pat Long
Patrick Long is a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, District Hillsborough 10, 2006 - present. He is currently Chair of the Children and Family Law Committee and was formerly Clerk of the Children and Family Law Committee in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives.
Ali Curran, LICSW
Ali is a licensed social worker at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. She earned her BSW from Plymouth State University in 2012 and her MSW specializing in Direct Clinical Practice from The University of New Hampshire in 2014. She received her license to practice independently in 2017. Ali has experience working as a case manager, psychotherapist, crisis clinician, and intake clinician, making her well-versed in the behavioral health needs that often are thematic in child protective issues. She has been volunteering at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, since 2013 with youth who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and is a strong advocate for children and families.
Wendy is currently a freelance writer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In the past, she worked managing communications for the American Red Cross, and as a Public Information Officer in K-12 public education in Delaware, where she handled media relations and social media management. Wendy also has experience serving as an organizational spokesperson and communications liaison to the media and the public. She has held senior leadership roles in the fields of nonprofit management and higher education, and has managed communications as a volunteer for several nonprofit organizations. She is a practicing Quaker and a member of New Hampshire Peace Action, and is active in state and national politics.